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Big Star

Mexican, , Latin
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
+1 773-252-7767
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (223 reviews)
“queso fundido” (22 reviews)
“guacamole” (41 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
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1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to hang out, have seriously good tacos and share a pitcher of margaritas. We will definitely be back anytime we're in town!

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the fish taco’s , margaritas would be nicer if they are less sweet or more alcohol in them at least. Service was not really attent, I had to ask them for their attention -it seemed like they kept forgetting ro offer more drinks...More

Thank Juul-ka
Reviewed 26 January 2018

we went there with couple of colleagues and we enjoyed couple of Margaritas, nachos with guacamole and tacos. Oh boy, those tacos are so good. Nothing fancy, but pure quality.

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Sorry, but this place was totally not worth the hype or the money they charge. Their margaritas are made with cheap tequila and it shows. It has a nasty "Cuervo" like smell that does not want to make you drink it. When you taste it...More

Thank karlagarcia17
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This little "dive" was completely packed as we arrived for supper. Don't be fooled by the outdoor appearance. The food and drinks are amazing! Exquisite and appealing to all taste buds! The staff were attentive. Our food and drinks were served promptly! PS the guacamole...More

Thank Stephie0323
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a quick dinner after Second City show. In our mid 40s we felt a bit old there. The tacos were good and the nachos and guacamole were amazing. The whiskey selection was impressive. Cool vibe.

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Perfect for happy hour tacos and margaritas! Loved it and service was great! Cute place, great outdoor seating. Great fun neighborhood.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 20 November 2017

It's a hipster mexican joint. Go for the Tilapia fish tacos, tacos al pastor, their fresh house made guac.

Thank Dorian M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Some of the best tacos and margaritas in Chicago and the wicker park neighborhood. My favorite is the al pastor taco and the chips and quac can’t be missed!

Thank Rochelle D
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here with a friend. It seems like a very popular place in Wicker Park. The drinks were great, and the staff was extremely attentive. The tacos were decent, but the meat seemed a little over cooked. However, I would still try this place...More

Thank PAW305
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I din't used any car to move around in Chicago Public transportations is excellent choice; Bus, Train and Uber, not problem at all.....!!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-7767
From the creators of Avec and Blackbird is a taco stand with delicious house-made tortillas in one of Chicago's biggest hipster arenas.
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